Bon Appétit employees who work at Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons are now officially represented by the Teamsters Local 929.
Rabia Abdul, a cashier and baker at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons, is one of the most involved workers in the Justice on the Menu campaign demanding better wages and working conditions for Bon Appétit employees at Penn.
Workers at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons might obtain official union recognition by the end of the semester.
After three weeks of public campaigning, the workers behind the Justice on the Menu campaign are making a decisive push towards unionizing. Today the Teamsters Union announced that 15 full-time employees at Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons will be voting on possible representation.
The effort to push for better wages and benefits for non-unionized dining hall workers at Penn became public Monday morning. But those who help prepare students’ food were already complaining discreetly about inequities in their working conditions.
On Monday morning, dining hall workers and Student Labor Action Project members delivered a concerted activity letter to the Penn Business Services office to notify Penn of the employees’ organizing efforts.
Yesterday, two former Adidas workers called on students to pressure the University to end its contract with the company.
Penn is involved in litigation with dozens of former students over the repayment of tuition and loans
1981 Law School graduate Francine Griesing filed a class action suit this month against her former employer Greenberg Traurig, LLP on the basis of gender discrimination
Democrat John Hanger officially entered the 2014 gubernatorial race on Wednesday. Hanger served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from 2008 to 2011 under former governor and 1965 College graduate Ed Rendell.
Currently, only 21 out of 257 TFA corps members in the area are teaching in traditional public schools, with the rest teaching in charter schools — public institutions run independently by a board of trustees that can set its own curriculum.
Since graduating, 2011 College graduates Meredith Perry and Nora Dweck have applied for a patent, created a startup — and also faced each other in court.
Penn alleges that Aetna has underpaid UPHS by over $3 million since late 2010. Overall, UPHS received $3.2 billion in net patient revenue in 2011.
Incumbents Senator Bob Casey and state treasurer Robert McCord clinched their second terms, while Kathleen Kane and Eugene DePasquale won their races for state attorney general and auditor general, respectively.
A crowd of 9,300 students and Philadelphia residents waited in a line that wrapped up around Franklin Field and stretched onto the South Street bridge.
Penn filed two lawsuits for trademark infringement against PennRX Pharmacy and Penn Health Ambulance Corporation
Though Schmerin worked in at least five different government positions since he graduated, his interests have remained the same as they were at Penn, where he received the Norman D. Palmer Prize for the best senior thesis in international relations. He currently works at Fairholme Capital Management, where he conducts investment research.
In October 2011, Raj Rajaratnam was sentenced to 11 years in prison in the first insider trading case involving the use of wiretap evidence.
Specter, a 1951 College graduate, is remembered for playing a key role in several Supreme Court nominations and for switching from a longtime Republican voice to a member of the Democratic party in 2009.
For international students, registering to vote can be complicated. However, many Penn students from countries with upcoming elections are finding ways to stay involved.